CRN Security News


  • Will solution providers be cut out of the equation or find greater margin opportunities?


    Software As A Service: Nightmare Or Dream Margins?
    The software-as-a-service model may be leading to some restless nights in solution provider land. With visions of onetine referral fees and nothing else, how can solution providers hope to survive? But some forward-thinking SaaS vendors say it's time to rest easy: they're cutting partners in on up-front sales and on recurring subscription-type revenue.
  • Solution provider quells midmarket companies' security fears and limits with its service offering


    IT Gets Dressed Up
    When its network threatened to become as chaotic as backstage at Fashion Week, women&'s apparel maker Bernard Chaus turned to solution provider CGAtlantic to help keep its information organized and secure without breaking its budget.
  • Linksys Adds PoE To New APs
    Linksys is targeting the SMB market with two new access points—one designed for indoor and the other for outdoor use—that leverage the cost and security benefits of Power-over-Ethernet.
  • Think Warm And Fuzzy
    Mere days into the new year, and already security integrators must be beside themselves figuring out how to prioritize.
  • Role of storage devices also undergoing dramatic shift


    Convergence, Portability Dominate CES Messages
    With apparent and sudden urgency, IT vendors and channel companies began slashing through a jungle of new technology in high-definition video, EV-DO wireless connectivity and convergence at the industry&'s largest trade show last week—as lines further blurred between consumer and commercial networks.
  • Symantec Buying Into IM Security
    Symantec is buying its way into the instant messaging security space. The Cupertino, Calif., security giant plans to acquire IMlogic, which provides security and access controls for instant messaging clients from America Online, Microsoft and Yahoo!
  • Cisco Ups Ante In Digital Solutions Space
    Make no mistake about it: Cisco Systems is betting big on digital convergence. Already entrenched in the consumer and SOHO markets via its Linksys division, in recent months Cisco has taken steps to expand that reach.
  • Market expands as high-end solutions become more affordable


    Review: Serving Up Digital Audio
    High-end digital audio solutions are no longer exclusively for high-end customers. As more home distributed audio solutions come down in price to reach the upper end of the mass market, digital integrators are finding a broader range of products to expand their businesses into new areas.
  • Automated HVAC systems provide cost savings that homes and businesses can really warm up to


    Cool ROI, Hot Sales
    Americans are not just feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs at the gas pump. With home energy bills having doubled from last year in many parts of the country, consumers are looking for ways to save money at home. By offering automated HVAC solutions and using the systems' overall ROI as one of the main selling points, digital integrators are using the cold weather to close some hot deals.
  • Custom Systems: Media Center's CableCard
    Microsoft and R&D consortium Cable Television Laboratories report that future Media Center PCs will support the CableCard, a hardware module developed that allows devices to decode scrambled signals from cable companies.

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